How to make an appimage into a desktop executable and put into applicatio tray in Xubuntu Linux?

I have an appimage for a game that I’d like to access via the application launcher in Xubuntu Linux and also create a desktop icon. How would I go about doing this? Any help would be much appreciated.

Asked By: Cranberry


Tools like Menulibre or Alacarte allow to create a menu entry using a GUI. However, you can also create a .desktop launcher yourself. If it is valid, i.e. contains all needed fields with reference to a valid executable, you place it in the folder ~/.local/share/applications and within seconds it is picked up in your application menu.

See man xdg-desktop-menuunder DESKTOP FILES to learn how a .desktop launcher is formatted. A .desktop launcher should contain at least:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Application Name
Icon=Icon File
Exec=Command Line

Of course, substitute the values applicable for the appimage you want to run through that launcher.

Answered By: vanadium